VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: October 29, 2020

No commercial activities in 11 virus-hit cities after 10pm: DAWN

The National Command and Opera­tion Centre (NCOC) on Covid-19 on Wednesday announ­ced schedule for commercial and social activities in 11 cities which are most vulnerable to the deadly coronavirus. Since 80 per cent Covid-19 cases are being reported in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar and Quetta, commercial activities — markets, shopping malls, marriage halls and restaurants — will be closed at 10pm and amusement/public parks at 6pm daily from Thursday (today). Click here to read...

58 Civilians Killed in Last Five Days in Afghanistan: Survey: TOLO News

Statistics by TOLOnews indicate that 60 civilians were killed and 143 more were wounded in explosions and armed attacks in four provinces from October 23-27. The civilians were killed attacks in Kabul, Ghazni, Khost and Zabul provinces, the findings indicate. One of the attacks happened near a tutoring center in the west of Kabul on Saturday evening in which more than 30 people, mostly students of the center, were killed and 77 others were wounded. Another attack happened in Khost province on Tuesday morning. The attack involved seven attackers with three explosive-laden vehicles. The attack left five civilians dead and 33 others wounded. Click here to read...

Turkish FM to open new chancery building in Dhaka: Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh built a new chancery complex for its mission in Turkey which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina via videoconference. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit Bangladesh soon to inaugurate the new chancery building of his country’s mission in the capital. Click here to read...

India spy chief visited Nepal last week. Questions remain if Delhi has handed its Nepal policy to the spooks: The Kathmandu Post

It has been a week since Samant Goel, chief of India’s top spy agency Research and Analysis Wing, came for a whirlwind visit to Kathmandu. But its reverberations continue. Observers and political leaders have questioned whether New Delhi has handed over the responsibility of setting its Nepal policy to the intelligence agency leaving aside the political and bureaucratic machinery. Click here to read...

Quarantine centre occupants to be moved into home quarantine: Army Chief: Daily Mirror

The individuals, who are currently in quarantine centres, will be moved for home quarantine in the next 48 hours after they being subject to PCR tests, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva said. Addressing the media he also said a relief package containing essential food items would be provided for those who serve the 14-day quarantine process at home. Click here to read...

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